Last week, our friends Jeff Storm and Kimberly Lindberg towed our Pudgy home for us.
Their trip was not uneventful with an engine overheating, and a very long wait for the locks in both directions.
But, they brought the Pudgy to our slip, where it is safe and sound.
Ours came with a sailing rig and oars.
Dehumidifier may catch fire
Yeah, that got our attention as well.
Derek and Maria came to visit the weekend before last. Before Derek was leaving I asked him to check the water level in our bilge. It was up to the floor boards. He bailed it for us – our automatic bilge pump sensor has stopped working. I was left to ponder why so much water.
One possibility is the water that comes down the inside of our mast when its rains. A design ‘‘feature’’ that allows the engine to breath through the mast.
The second is that the drain hose for the dehumidifier was no longer in the sink but instead was draining into the cabin. Neither is a worry. Other sources are. (The bilge is only about eight liters.)
However, diverting my attention was a notice from Amazon, where we bought the dehumidifier: there was a recall on it. There’s a chance it will catch fire.
We managed to catch Derek as he was leaving for the plane. He unplugged the dehumidifier for us.
The next step is to get a picture of the label that has the serial number. Then, drop the serial number into the form on the recall website. If it is one of the recalled units, cut off the cord, send a picture of the cut cord with the unit, and they will send a replacement.
Derek’s in Astoria, OR.
Harrison has said he will do it for us.
Even when a boat is at dock things break… and catch fire.
The pudgy has been registered. Does anyone know why a boat this small would be registered? Does it need to be in Washington State?